While the various essential flight components such as communication systems, navigation systems, and flight instruments are often discussed in length, the aircraft antennas that ensure their functionality are regularly underrepresented. On a typical aircraft, one may find dozens of antennas that are situated above and below the fuselage, as well as on other surfaces. There are different types of antenna to accommodate varying applications, and each may differ in its size, shape, and placement. While many attributes are decided upon by the manufacturer, certain attributes may be chosen for directional qualities and frequencies. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of the common aircraft antenna types, allowing you to best understand their use and importance.